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Degree Requirements - Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice

As part of University of the Cumberlands' Associates’s degree requirements, each student must complete at least 61 semester hours, including those within the major and the coursework required to fulfill the degree requirements.

A total of 31 semester hours are required in the sections of General Education listed below:

  • The English Language
  • Christian Faith and Values
  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Cultural and Aesthetic Values
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences


An additional 30 semester hours of coursework is required to fulfill the Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice earned through the sections of core requirements as well as elective courses:

Associate Core Requirements – 18 Hours

SOCOL 131 Intro to Sociology
CROL 131 Intro to Criminal Justice
CROL 233 Corrections
CROL 234 Policing
CROL 235 Police Patrol
CROL 236 Probation and Parole

Elective courses (12 hours) - You may choose any of the courses that are offered within the School of Lifelong Learning. If a course has a pre-requisite, as long as you meet the requirements, and have not previously taken it, you can take the class. Your elective choices are vast and not limited to your degree.

A minimum grade of "C" is required for all courses in the major.

Get started today. Call   855.791.7201 or simply fill out the short Student Information Form.

For A full descriptions of the program and Criminal Justice degree requirements, see the Undergraduate Catalog. (Click here to download Acrobat Reader.)

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